Originally Posted by what barn door
Not wishing to engage in an argument with you Mr P, but if George did go around a competition on the look out for the most effective gun etc, he is unlikely to spot many protargets or RN10's.
The other guns you mention have earned their place as the guns most often used or recommended. If funds are available and one of those more expensive guns is bought and used it can work out cheaper than buying several guns on the way up. But budget should always dictate the final purchase.
Therefore I think the earlier advice of going out and asking and watching what else is being used is very good advice.
Good advice here George. take a look at the PM I sent about who may be of help at Sywell, and your next nearest shoot.